These pancakes found their way into my life through Joel, my partner and his family. There are only a couple well known family recipes that I’ve been introduced to since being with Joel (almost 7 years now!) namely Lumpias (which we all just made as a little family with his brother, so good!), Wacky Cake (this was a completely foreign thing to me) and no-bake cookies. But these pancakes are by far my favorite.
Easy to make, fast to whip up, and just exactly what you want in a classic buttermilk pancake. You can easily add blueberries (or chocolate chips!) but I love them like my dad and brothers do: with peanut butter and maple syrup.
- 3 cups flour
- 3 cups buttermilk
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- butter for the griddle or skillet
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a smaller bowl, mix together the buttermilk, eggs, oil and sugar until well blended.
- Pour the wet ingredients in the the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until combined with a wooden spoon. Don't mix too long, just 30 seconds to a minute. The mixture will be pretty thick.
- Heat the oven to 170 degrees or "keep warm" setting. Place a large baking sheet with a metal rack in the oven.
- Heat a griddle, or cast iron skillet, over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of butter and let it melt. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour the batter onto the hot griddle and cook until the bubbles no longer pop, but start to remain solid - like little holes on the top of the pancake. Flip and cook for about 30-45 more seconds, or until done on the other side.
- After each batch of pancakes is finished, transfer to the baking rack in the oven to keep warm.
- To add blueberries, pour the batter in to the pan like for plain pancakes, then top each pancake with 5-7 blueberries, so that they stick into the uncooked, batter-y side. Flip and cook as directed.
- You can make these as large or as small as you want! We like them a little smaller since there is undoubtedly bacon, eggs, fruit or other items on our breakfast table.